The left-hander from South Africa added to his torrid 2021 season by winning the Palmetto Championship in South Carolina on June 13 in just his second start on the PGA Tour. The first came three weeks earlier when he tied for 64th in his major-championship debut at the PGA Championship. This was Higgo's fourth victory in the past nine months, three of which have come on the European Tour. Two of those titles came in a three-weeks span earlier this spring. After capturing his maiden title in the 2020 Open de Portugal last September (dual ranking event with European Challenge Tour), Higgo followed with a pair of wins in the Canary Islands in late April/early May. That boosted his Official World Ranking into the low 50s, earning him an exemption into his first U.S. Open. Higgo had a strong junior/amateur career, advancing to the semifinals of the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur before losing to Matthew Wolff, 3 and 1. He also represented the International side in the 2017 Junior Presidents Cup. He spent nearly two years at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas before turning pro during his sophomore year (2019).
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